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    October 28, 2013
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cooler than this time yesterday. we lost the breeze, slash, wind of the weekend. it will be a bright and sunny day. don, take it away. >> where are the current hassles? here is sharon on the traffic control. >> good morning. we have two of them now. we cleared up that debris on 95. now on the outer loop of the beltway at providence, we have a disabled vehicle off to the right shoulder. one accident right now at north point boulevard at bethlehem. speeds are great on 95 between white marsh and the tunnel. that's a look at the 95 and the fort mchenry tunnel. there is a look at the 795 tunnel. still pretty empty there. we have the stories that people are talking about this morning. >> family and friends are remembering a couple that was gunned down by a police officer who then turned the gun on himself. mike is outside of police
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headquarters. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, don. police respond. they find that three people are dead. two from associated agencies in the city. the street fills up in front of the home of baltimore city fireman andrew hoffman where he and his girlfriend marie hartman were gunned down just after 1:00 sunday morning. >> they're never going to forget you. they're watching down on every single one of us. >> reporter: hartman, the mother of a 6-year-old boy had recently started dating hoffman. last night the families metaphor the first time under the most unthinkable circumstances. >> we're just trying to get through the terrible ordeal. >> reporter: police hearsay that baltimore city police officer robinson is the ex boyfriend of hartman and he shot the couple inside the home before shooting himself. hartman's sister heard the murders. police say that the younger sister actually any idea a closet during the shooting and
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had to jump out a window to he is candidate incompetent. >> they will be missed into hoffman was honored in july by police for saving the life of a toddler that he found wandering the streets. >> it shows the character on this young man who was tragically gunned down in this murder-suicide. >> reporter: his parents are thankful for his courage. the families hope that the two can be buried side by side. >> robinson who served in the military joined the police department in 2009. the howard county police officer that was shot last week is waking up at home this morning. steven halk has been released from trauma a the officers returned fire on the suspect but the suspect got away. he was found after a man hunt and treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.
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chris brown is in trouble with the law once again. he is accused of attacking a man outside of a washington, d.c. hotel. >> reporter: good morning. sometime today, chris brown will be arraigned in d.c. superior court after a physical altercation left another man bruised and bloody. chris brown and his body guard will face a judge monday morning both charged with felony assault. the 24-year-old sippinger was in washington to emcee this unofficial howard university homecoming event. sometime after he left, police say that brown was outside of the w hotel posing for a picture with fans when the victim jumped into the photo. according to arresting documents, brown said, quote, i'm not down with that gay expletive. i feel like boxing, end quote. police say that brown and his body guard punched the victim in the face. officers arrested him and the victim was taken to the hospital. this could have serious legal consequences for brown.
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he is still serving probation for his 2009 attack on former girlfriend rhianna. any arrests could be a violation of his probation and result in jail time. in july he was involved in a hit and run accident and reached a stillville compromise with the other driver. >> the person that brown is accused of attacking had a bruise and swollen face. he has been treated and released from the hospital. the doctor convicted of causing michael jackson's death is a freeman this morning. conrad murray was released from jail. he served two of the four year sentence for involuntarily manslaughter, being credited with time served during the trial. his medical license remains suspended in three states where he previously practiced medicine. three city officers are struck by a speeding car. it happened outside of a nightclub. the officers were monitoring the crowd when a jeep crossed
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the road and hit them. the vehicle drove away. police are searching for it and the people inside. the officers are expected to be okay. a candle light vigil held for a father of two who was killed while trying to break up a fight. the 25-year-old gaskins was stabbed to death last week when he tried to intervene in a fight between apparent high school students. >> it's a war zone out here. you know, we have to do it one block at a time. and if i can start on this block here. >> no arrests have been made by gaskins father tells us that the police are looking at several suspects. a second man stabbed in the fight was treated for minor injuries. it has been five months since nsa contractor snowden fled the country with classified documents. information from those documents is still coming out. >> reporter: a european union
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delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids and members of congress. they are expressing outrage at reports that the nsa has been listening in on 35 world leaders. >> we have repair work to do and hard questions that need to be asked of the nsa about what is really happening in the program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper that says that the nsa listened in on phone calls as far back as 2002 and chief alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white house has to answer
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to no one. >> the president should stop apologizing. the reality is that the nsa has saved thousands of lives in the united states and france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: the nsa ended the eavesdropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer. >> and more damaging could be coming. greenwald who first reported that snowden had the documents says that the newspaper will publish new revelations this week. more problems for healthcare.gov this weekend. enrollment went down completely yesterday. the problems have angered many in congress. senator is calling for a one- year delay of the mandate that requires all americans have health insurance by march 31st of next year or pay a fine. turning to sports, the world series heads into game five this evening. it's tied up at 2-2. the
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cardinals won on an obstruction call. game four ends with in a pick- off. the red sox win 4-2. we are told it's the first post season game in baseball history to end on a pick-off. now to martinsville for the sprint cup race. that's gordon getting passed. gordon would hang on to win his first race of the season. ken finished second and is tied with jimmie johnson for the overall points lead. only three more races left in the season. back to football for the ravens this sunday, taking on the browns up in cleveland. see this battle live at 4:15 right here on wjz-13. >> of course it was the bye week so everybody put football on the back burner. not everybody. it's all about fantasy leagues. but having said that, the
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browns lost. the steelers lost to oakland. and the bengals absolutely drubbed the jets. the bengals continue to move forward. pittsburgh and the browns took a huge step backwards. if we can beat the browns and the bengals the next two weeks, we won't be in bad shape. the bengals game is going to be giant. that's a home game here. >> uh-huh. >> take a look at a graphic we have for you. it will be a fine day. it will be a beautiful afternoon. sunshine, very little breeze and a high of 65 degrees. 63 to 65 today. the normal is 63. morning, ron, how are you. >> reporter: we're doing great. how are you doing this morning? >> all right. >> reporter: all right. it was a good-bye week. >> yeah. >> great bye week. >> reporter: yes, it was. all right. by the way, four weeks from
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today, four weeks until m4, the mammoth manic monday meltdown will take place in the square on broad ways. in four weeks. okay. just wanted to give you the schedule. we have a great group this morning. we're going to hear from kids peace when the eyewitness news morning edition rolls on. [cheering and applause] ,,,,,,,, ñó
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>> hi, i'm tiffany. good morning, wjz. >> thanks for being with us. 35 on tv hill. 88% humidity. the mid-40s around easton and d.c. mid-30s ocean city, bel- air, columbia and westminster.
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39 rock hall. got a pretty good week for you. there's really nothing extreme coming our way. as a matter of fact, kind of a nice warm-up over the bulk of the five-day. today, the mid-60s. back to 59-60. we warm up. it's simple. 63 to 65, mostly sunny your high today. tonight, clear to partly cloudy. 39 tomorrow. looks to be another sunny day. 60 is the high. move it up to 65 with clouds wednesday. a warm front coming your way. 72 and 74 thursday and friday. cold front comes into the area and knocks us back to 66. that will still be above normal with sun on saturday. all right, don, take it away. >> will yours be a complicated commute. >> reporter:
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>> we have two accidents north point boulevard at bethlehem boulevard and southern maryland boulevard. if you're headed out on the beltway, no delays there just yet or on 95 that. is a live look outside on 895. and there is a look at the west side of the beltway at i-70. no issues there either. this traffic report is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you ever sit back and dream of all of the places that you would like to go? toyota is ready to take you there. right now is a great time to find a great deal on a toyota. let's send it over to manic monday. ♪ just another manic monday ♪ i wish it were a sunday ♪ ♪ >> ron, take it a way, buddy. >> reporter: it's another manic monday. what a great group. kids peace, good morning. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: we have elizabeth and catherine here.
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elizabeth is with kids peace. and so is this young lady who do so much for kids peace. for the folks that don't know about kids peace, please tell us, you're a great organization. >> yes. it's a 130-year organization. we provide therapeutic foster care services here in the area. we have special children that have special needs from emotional to physical abuse that they have received from family unfortunately. >> big event coming up. >> our trick or trot. and we have a prepare tee on friday -- pre-party on friday night. if you haven't registered for the race, you can register that morning. it's add o's park this year. we have one main this year. >> yes. let's talk to catherine morris here. you have really stepped up. >> we're proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year's trick or trot event this
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year. helping the foster families in the local community. we got connected with kids peace and when we got connected with kids peace, we found it to be a great match. we're excited to be the presenting sponsor for the event. we hope that everybody comes out and support it's. >> we love having you guys here. thank you so much. hi, everyone. hi. >> hi. the werwwolf of broadway right here. thursday morning, 6:00 a.m., be there. tony -- hold on a second. let me hear the magic words. >> thank you very much. here we go.
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it's manic monday. kids peace. the trick or trot coming up. when is it? >> saturday morning. >> saturday morning. 8:00 a.m. check this out. stand by. ♪ 6:00 already i was just in the middle of a dream ♪ ♪ i was kissing valentino ♪ ♪ but i can't be late because then i just guess i won't get paid. >> show me the money. ♪ these are the days when you wish your bed was already made ♪ ♪ it's just another manic monday ♪ ♪ wish it were a sunday ♪ ♪ because that's my fun day ♪ ♪ i don't have to run day ♪ ♪ it's just another manic
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monday ♪ ♪ >> nice [cheering and applause] >> give yourselves a hand. we want to invite you back for the manic monday four weeks from today. i want to introduce gina. the driving force behind kids peace. >> thanks for having us, ron. and to all of wjz. we love it. >> thank you very much. >> guys, give yourselves a big hand. >> ron. >> yes. >> that was so good that the cube just sent me a message. it wished it was there. >> reporter: i love it. kids peace. thank you, guys, very much. don and marty, have a great monday. see you. >> still to come on wjz this morning. >> speaking out against bullying. why one maryland actor is ta,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> 23 after the hour. take a look at a graphic that we have for you. it will be a beautiful day. clear start. sunny finish. in between, look for a high of 63 degrees. don, take it away. >> this morning school watch, a local actor is getting involved in an anti- bullying campaign.
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many people will recognize him from a very different role. >> reporter: best known for his role as a low-level drug dealer on the hit show the wire, actor trey has a new gig. this is it. he has penned a hip hop song with an anti- bullying message to reach maryland students. it's about a boy that finds the courage to stand up against a bully. >> i thought it was amazing. he did an awesome job at his video. i think he taught us a lot. >> i wanted to talk about subjects that affect today's society. >> reporter: the actor says it's the school leaders that reached out to him. so far he has visited numerous schools around the state. this week, it was old mill middle school. he says the message is a stark contrast from what students may
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have seen of him on tv. >> they may automatically think -- but that was just a character. that was just an illusion. i'm trying to give you something positive. >> reporter: as channing's song reaches out, they hope it will reach out on social media where bullying exists. >> everyone has a cell phone and you can be contacted and bullied in many different ways. >> i have seen it destroy children in regards to their spirits. it's just a horrible way to treat others. >> reporter: october is the national bullying prevention month. but he says that he plans to visit schools until the end of the year. i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. >> he is also working on a second campaign to promote safe sex practices. next up this morning, right here on wjz --
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>> reporter: a murder suicide kills three, two of them from city agencies. a live report from millersville next. >> a look at lou reed's legacy coming up. >> there's eye wear that is safe to use and other that's are not. the controversy surrounding decorative contact lenses coming up. >> only a couple issues on the roads. right now let's send it over to marty. >> daniel radcliffe is on coffee. his new movie is now in theaters. stay tuned. the morning edition will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] having grands biscuits
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[ hans ] warm, flakey, gooey. toaster strudel! >> this is wjz-tv baltimore. >> good morning, maryland. now don scott, marty bass, and the latest breaking news from wjz's news team. your first warning weather and wjz traffic control. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> our bottom line at the bottom of the hour, the week is starting off nice because all of that wind we had this weekend has passed by. sharon has got a couple of problems out on the commute.
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marty has first warning weather. >> the wind is calm. 35 on tv hill. it feels better than 35 does when it's blowing 8 to 33 knots. that is still 8 degrees chillier than yesterday morning. without the wind, it is a lot more comfortable. by lunch, 62. on the way to a high of 65. take it away. >> here is sharon, traffic control. >> good morning, everyone. just a couple of issues getting in your way out there. bethlehem, there's a crash. one on southern maryland boulevard. if you're headed out on the beltway, we are starting to see the usual delays pop up. 51 is your average. 95 southbound still at full speed. that's a look at the west side. not too bad in that particular shot there. is a look at 895. starting to see more volume there. now wjz has the stories that people are talking about this
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morning. >> a city firefighter and his girlfriend are dead this morning after a city police officer opened fire on them in a murder-suicide. mike is live outside of the police headquarters in millersville. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. a shocking scene. when officers here arrived, they find a baltimore city fireman dead, his new girlfriend dead, and a baltimore city police officer dead. the street fills up in front of the home of baltimore city fireman andrew hoffman where he and his girlfriend were gunned down just after 1:00 sunday morning. >> they're never going to forget you. they're watching down on every single one of us. >> reporter: hartman, the mother of a 6-year-old boy had recently started dating hoffman. their families met under the most unthinkable circumstances. >> we're just trying to get through the terrible ordeal. >> reporter: police say that
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baltimore city police officer christopher robinson is the ex boyfriend of hartman and he shot the couple inside the home before shooting himself. hartman's sister heard the murders and hid in a closet during the shooting and had to jump out a window to escape. hoffman was honored in july for saving a toddler what he found wandering the streets. >> it shows a lot of character on this young man who was tragically gunned down in this murder suicide. >> reporter: pizza month hints are thankful for his -- his parents are thankful for his courage. wjz news, back to you, don. >> robinson served in the military and joined the police department in 2009: the. the howard county police officer shot last week is out of the hospital this morning. according to the sun, he has been released from shock trauma
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a the suspect opened fire on him and two other officers along route 1 last wednesday. the suspect got away. he was later found after an overnight man hunt and treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. tributes coming from all over for rock and roll legend lou reed. he passed away yesterday from an ailment related to a recent liver transplant. here is susan mcbeginis reporting for wjz. >> reporter: lou reed was the driving force behind velvet underground. the band never achieved widespread commercial success but many credit the group with revolutionizing rock in the '60s and '70s and having an influence on future musicians. walk on the wild side was his only top 20 hit. but songs like sweet jane and pale blue eyes became a reed
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standard. ♪[music] >> reporter: the singer led the way as the velvet underground collaborated with film makers and artists including andy warhol. >> that's the reason that the records sound the way they sound. andy said, you don't -- don't change anything. leave it alone. >> reporter: the velvet underground was abducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 1996. he was an admitted hard drinker and drug user. he underwent a liver transplant and called himself a triumph to modern medicine. >> lou reed dead at the age of 71. here police are investigating a shooting at a playground in northwest baltimore that happened saturday night on fulton avenue. 36-year-old barry was shot multiple times on the playground. he later died at the hospital. so far there have been no
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arrests. inpolice say the men left the scene after being shot. one was found in a nearby car. another one to a local fire station. no word on their conditions it i hour this morning. and in just a couple of hours, tourists will once again be able to visit ellis island off of new york city. it has been closed for almost a year due to super storm sandy. >> reporter: for the first time in a year, parts of ellis island are back open to the public. starting this morning, tourists can once again travel by boat to the historic island known for welcoming millions of immigrants into the united states. this group of women from europe visited the statue of liberty sunday and plans to visit ellis island today. >> all of the immigrants passed through there. it must have been emotional and scary and exciting. we would like to see it for ourselves. it would be love eto see it.
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>> reporter: a year ago, super storm sandy swamped the island with eight feet of water. the storm destroyed boilers and electrical systems and the water washed through the immigration museum. crews moved more than 1 million photographs to climate controlled facilities in maryland. the national park service says that they're still restoring the 27-acre property but for now visitors will be able to tour the main floor and the great hall of the museum, the area once crowded with immigrants. work will until on the island until at least the spring. >> and the island is reopening on announcement vertical passing shutdown and raise eof note. it is the 127th birthday of lady lib are tee. a bomb threat at a movie theater caused evacuation of the building. they were allowed back inside after an hour. there was not a bomb found inside or any other indication
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of danger. a toddler is in the hospital this morning after a neighbor's dog bit off part of his nose. the 3-year-old may have put his face through a hole in the fence and that's when the dog bit him. the child is at john hopkins pediatric trauma. the owners of the dog have turned it over to hand malcontrol. attention halloween shoppers. if your costume includes colored contact lenses, the fda hasesh you'd a warning that may have you chickening out on that. here is more on the health watch report. >> reporter: they are considered halloween fun for your eyes. over the counter color contact lenses. >> they ask for them all the time. it's a cool way to change your appearance without doing too much makeup. >> reporter: artistic costume joins a growing number of shops refusing to sell them. the manager is explains what they tell clients. >> we just tell them that they have to go through their eye
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doctor. >> you can buy them in flea markets and beauty salons and things like that. and it's actually illegal to sell contacts without a prescription. >> reporter: experts warn that color contacts are medical devices and not regulated by the fda. improper fit with lead to scratches on the cornea. >> if you sleep in the lenses, an abrasion occurs overnight and the bacteria gets in the eye and they wake up and they're in pain but the damage is already done. >> reporter: artistic costume is one shop not selling the contacts because the profit did not outweigh the health concern. >> i decided that i didn't want to be responsible if somebody hurt their eyes or got eye infections. it just wasn't worth it. >> reporter: tim williams, wjz news. >> get a professional eye exam first and a prescription for them. more problems over the
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weekend for healthcare.gov. the enrollment system went down completely yesterday. the problems with the marketplace have angered many in congress. new hampshire senator says she is calling for a one-year delay on the so-called individual mandate that requires all americans to have health insurance by march 31st of next year or pay a fine. it is a story we told you about on friday. spinning for a cure. and this weekend, family, friends and exercise enthusiasts did just that. the group biked at the club to raise money for karma for kara foundation. it helps families with people with cancer. it started by kara becker who died of leukemia last december. this event is in her memory. >> we saw how much suffering there was in the hospital. the families were struggling. and we actually organized blood drives and events even while she was being treated. one of the things that warms my
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heart as a dad is how she still had the capacity to want to help others even when she herself needed help. >> the participants biked all day long starting at 8:00 a.m. and wrapping up at 8:00 p.m. some did individual and relay races on the bikes. turning to sports, the world series headsinto game five tonight. last night one day after the cardinals won on an obstruction call, game four ends with a pick-off. the cardinals were down in the bottom of the 9th and he gets picked off for the final out. it is the first post season game in baseball history to end on a pick-off play. back to football for the ravens this coming sunday. they are taking on the browns up in cleveland. and you can see the afc north battle live here at 4:15 right here on wjz. >> coming up, daniel radcliffe,
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how was it playing poet alan. sharon has the traffic control. we have first warning weather and more. and more. a ,,,,,,,,
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>> good morning, wjz. >> good morning. 35 right now. 88% humidity. calm winds. barometer at 30.20. 44 easton. 37 elkton. d.c. at 44. 39 oakland. 35 columbia. a little bit of bay effect this morning. frontal boundary out to the west. now i will show you why. today pretty calm with a high temperature of 63 to 65. behind the front, it's going to 60 degrees tomorrow. once the high slips off-shore it will be warm again.
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the normals are like 63 and 41. 39, clear to partly cloudy overnight. tomorrow, there's the high of 60. watch what happens. 65 albeit cloudy wednesday. thursday, clouds and sun 72. friday, 74. but there's a frontal boundary coming through the area. it knocks us back to 66. sunday is looking good too. don, take it away. >> what awaits you on the way to work or school, sharon is here with traffic. >> good morning. not so bad. one accident out there on west bay front road at southern maryland boulevard. otherwise speeds pretty good on the beltway on the west side. slowing down in the usual spots. 41 your average on the outer loop. 95 slowing down just a bit between white marsh and the beltway. your average now 53.
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that's a look at 895. there is a look at the west side of the beltway at i-70. this is brought to you by your maryland toyota dealer. do you ever sit back and dream of all of the places that you want to go? toyota is ready to take you there. let's go places. back over to you. >> a good friend of ours had an opportunity to interview daniel radcliffe. we said you do it. we want to see it. >> daniel, welcome to the eyewitness news morning edition. [cheering and applause] >> hello. thank you very much for having me. >> we are excited to see you. i am excited to talk to you about this. i'm sure you have answered this question many times. from harry potter to alan ginsberg, how do you make that transformation? >> with a perm obviously. i got the script about five years ago originally for this
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film while i was in the middle of potter. and i loved it and knew i wanted to do it. but it took a while to come around in various forms. and then ultimately when i started doing it, it was just a process of working with the director. he is such a great director. working with him really. and then on the accent and the physicality and researching into his life as a young man, to find out what kind of a man he was. we joked about the perm. but the help of a great hair and makeup team to finish off the transformation. >> it's interesting to talk about. i'm sure that you feel you have been type cast because of your role in the harry potter series. you film a gay sex scene in
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this. as an actor, is that challenging? >> i mean, it's no more -- i mean, it's no more challenging than a straight sex scene. sex scenes all have a giggly awkwardness because you're getting naked in front of someone that you just met and in front of a lot of people that you barely know. they all have a similar awkwardness in that sense. other than that, you're there to do a job. you have to get on with it and be professional. you know, you can't hold anything up because you're getting nervous or flustered about something. i have done nude scenes on stage so it's a lot less intimidating doing it in front of 20 people than a thousand. >> i remember covering that story. you mentioned being on stage. how much did you love doing broadway? >> oh, man, it was the best. i mean, it is -- doing a musical is just the most fun
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you can have really. it's exhilarating and terrifying and just great. i just did a show in london over the summer that was a play by mcdonough. it never ended up materializing in the end. i would love to do more work on the stage in the states. >> where do you go from here? what else is on your bucket list? >> i just want to keep -- all of the actors that i look up to are people who had long careers and have a very varied body of work behind them. that's what i aspire to. so i hope to keep doing what i'm doing and keep acting and picking slightly off the beaten
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path projects. hopefully people will still be interested. that's the hope. >> now, how often do you get home? you said you're in new york now but you're going to fly to l.a. you're all over the u.s. these days. >> you know, in the last couple of months, i've been sort of more, you know, in canada and the u.s., sort of flying around a bit. prior to that i was in the uk for the first 7 or 8 months of the year. i had a lot of time at home this year. it's nice to be over here again because i've done a couple of shows in new york and a couple of movies over here. i have friends in the states who i don't get to see that often. it's nice to catch up with lots of people. >> we love watching you. you do a phenomenal job with the american accent as your role as alan. and i would imagine you're so great at what you do. >> thank you. >> you really nailed it. >> oh, thank you very much. i actually -- when i do an accent on a film, i talk in the
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accent all day when i'm onset. there was one person on the crew who at the end when i was talking to them when i reverted to my english accent, they had forgotten that i was english which i was incredibly flattered by. >> we're looking forward to seeing it. best of luck with everything. we have all been following you and we wish you all the luck in the world in the future. >> great. thank you very much. thank you. >> all right. take care. and we will have your complete weather forecast, traffic and more news straight ahead on wjz when the morning edition continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> it's now 7 before 7:00. here are your updates from sharon and marty. >> let's take a look at the graphic. it tells the story. it's a cool start but it's going to be pretty nice day. sunny skies with a high temperature right around 65. high overnight, 39. do understand that there's a frontal boundary diving through the area. high pressure slips off shore. by the end of the week, we will be in the low to mid-70s. that's a beautiful thing. now over to sharon with the traffic control. good morning, sharon. >> good morning, everyone. aside from the usual delay on the west side of the beltway, it's a nice day on the roads. just one accident working on southern maryland boulevard. as i mentioned, speeds a little bit slow on the beltway. 39 on the outer loop west side. top side of the beltway slowing
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as well. not as bad. there is a look at your speeds on 95 in the 40s now between white marsh and the tunnel. that's a live look at the west side of the beltway. again, the average side on the west way between 795 and 95 on the outer loop is about 39 miles per hour. this traffic report is brought to you by jiffy lube. extend the life of your car with a quick, convenient oil change. you don't even need an appointment. don, back over to you. >> a firefighter and his girlfriend have been gunned down in a murder suicide. it happened yesterday. the city police officer christopher robinson shot and killed his ex girlfriend and her new boyfriend andrew hoffman before turning the gun on himself. two men are shop and flown to shock trauma. the shooting took place yesterday around 4:30 at the apartment complex.
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the men left the scene after being shot. one was found in a car and the other went to a local fire station. no word on their current conditions at this hour. the howard county police officer shot and wounded last week is waking up at home this morning. he has been released from shock trauma. the 29-year-old suspect opened fire on him and and two other officers along route 1 last wednesday. he was found after an overnight man hunt. a vigil held for a father of two who was killed while trying to break up a fight. gaskins was stabbed to death last week when he tried to intervene in a fight between some high school students. no arrests have been made in that case as of yet. city police continue to investigate a shooting at a playground in northwest baltimore. it happened on saturday night. barry was shot multiple times on the playground. he later died at the hospital.
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so far there have been no arrests in that case either. and three city officers were struck by a speeding car in west baltimore outside of a number club on north franklin town road. the officers were monitoring the crowd when a jeep crossed the road and hit them. one of the officers fired shots at the vehicle but it drove away. police are still looking for the jeep and the people inside it. the officers are expected to be okay. a toddler is in the hospital this morning after a neighbor's dog bit off part of his nose. the 3-year-old may have put his face under a role in the fence. that's when the dog attacked him. the owners have turned the dog over to animal control. a fundraiser gives back to wounded veterans. the catch a lift fundraiser was held last night. it included food, drinks and a silent auction. it provides gym memberships to veterans wounded. st,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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